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CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
earlier today, a breakfast meeting with a head of the nra. washington continues to debate what to do with the issue of gun violence in america. from this morning, the christian science monitor breakfast here on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> here we go. thank you for coming. our guest this morning is david keene, president of the national rifle association. our guest has had a lifelong interest in politics. he is a graduate of the university of wisconsin law school. he ran unsuccessfully for the united states senate, and has worked as an operative for a who's who of republican candidates. he was a political assistant to spiro agnew. he has had key roles in the presidential campaigns of ronald reagan, george h.w. bush, and robert dole. he has been a fellow at the harvard institute of politics. so much for biography. now on to the exciting matters of process. we are on the record. no filing of any kind while the practice is underway. there is no embargo when the burress test is under way except
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
with us on trying to reduce gun violence. they do not have to be afraid of the radical n.r.a. i say that because there are many gun owners in this country that are good citizens and they should not be tagged with some of these atrocities that are happening. and it's those that we have to call upon to reach out to their members of congress throughout this country because we are here to do the right thing. the president and the vice president are there to do the right thing. and they are going to use their office. but if we as americans don't also raise our voice, then this will begin another losing battle. we cannot afford to lose another battle. we have common sense issues to stop gun violence holistically, but when it comes down to trk the assault weapons -- to it, the assault weapons, large magazines made for our police officers and military, have no right to be on the street, and they do not. and i will say to you as our leader has said, we are all take the oath of the constitution of the united states. we have never tried to infringe on that to legal gun owners. in the package t
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing and 911 calls are horrible. victims all
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
: you do have a rating of a from the n.r.a. and here is the sunlight foundation, five house members who got the most n.r.a. money. your picture there. they say in 2012 cycle you received about $56,000 from the n.r.a. guest: certainly gun owners know of my long track record of supporting second amendment rights. they have a tendency to support my efforts to run for office. no question about that. host: so i was wondering about high capacity magazine rounds. folks are saying that for the newtown tragedy, it might not have stopped them but might have slowed him down to the point where he would not have been able to kill as many children. are you open to looking at that? guest: we look at all these things. but past studies have shown that the magazine size does not make a difference. again, we'll be happy to look at additional evidence in that regard. in this particular case we are still not provided with all of the information related to how this occurred. there are reports that the so-called assault weapon was not used. that was -- it was handguns used. again we would like to have more in
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
am a republican, i'm a gun owner, former n.r.a. member and i'm also treated for depression. host: why a former n.r.a. member? caller: the day after the presidential election, i was contacted by the n.r.a. -- if you know anything about the n.r.a., if you are a member, they do contact you quite often, mail, via phone calls, asking for money. and more money. and while i still support the n.r.a.'s positions on defending some of our rights, i also saw them as one of the largest and most powerful lobbies and the fact that they couldn't defeat president obama, at that point, i'm not throwing good money after bad, and i just decided that i wasn't going to support their financial effort anymore. host: i abottle guise for interrupting. you are a gun owner and treated for depression. caller: i am trited for depression and i haven't read the president's entire proposal veer bait im, but i just want to caution the government to take a look at this -- first of all, as a man, i'm going to tell you it's difficult for me to go to a health care professional to ever address my profession. i knew for yea
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
've also invited the gun owners and the n.r.a. to come and make their case as well. i want it clear to the american public on behalf of the president we're reaching out to all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall. the president is going to act, there are executive orders, executive orkses that could be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet but we're compiling it all with all the cabinet members as well as legislation action that we believe is required. i appreciate you very much being here. with that, i would like to thank the press for coming in and maybe we can get to work. >> vice president joe biden, eric holder, and others in the task force meeting earlier today at the white house. the vice president will meet with officials from the n.r.a., wal-mart, and other organizations. we are taking your phone calls next in particular on the proposal just announced by the governor of new york. his seventh-point plan from eliminating assault weapons. this tweet says that govern enacted the toughest assault weapon ban in u.s. period. let's hear from timothy on our democrat
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
point. you are absolutely right that nra members are not necessarily in sync with the impression that nothing could happen on guns. about a year ago, republican pollster frank luntz conducted a poll of nra members and found overwhelming support for common sense regulations like universal background checks. 40% of guns are sold at gun shows or through the internet. there is an overwhelming number of nra members, gun owners, and just the general public who support these provisions. as well, the high capacity magazines to over 60% of americans, including gun owners, support limiting those high capacity magazines. it is a question of just some lore that has built up since 1994, when, after bill clinton got the assault weapons ban through, he lost his majority in the house, and the democrats have been essentially scared of the issue since then. but i think, you know, as part of this new strategy of winning public pressure to bear things done, it is possible that if the democrats and some moderate republicans continue to highlight these numbers, many americans, including gun owners, su
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
and republicans, that comes from nra members, sportsmen and women, from suburban areas, rural areas and urban areas, will result in congress taking appropriate action. >> so what happens to the, by some estimates, 2 million assault-style weapons that are out there now and more? what happens to those after a ban? is this a ban on -- >> this is not -- >> -- the old ones are grandfathered in? it's a ban on -- >> yes, this is a ban on further manufacture, on new weapons. >> so how effective can something like that be, given that the -- i mean, look at the sales that are going on even now. >> well, i think the president said that there is no question -- that there's no single piece of legislation, no single action that we can take that would eradicate all acts of evil, all acts of violence, that would absolutely prevent every terrible shooting in the terrible shooting in the future. we know that, and the president is aware of that. but we should take actions that reduce the possibility; that through the reduction in the possibility of the kinds of things we saw in newtown and aurora and columbine
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
congress is cowed by the nra? >> that is pretty clear, isn't it? you know, when you grappa -- when you grow upo -- you know, it is easy to say no to an opponent or to a constituency of the other party. it is tougher to say no to a friend. to a supporter. when you get these jobs, elected to the congress or the legislature or you get elected as mayor, a measure of your oath is when you can look a friend in the eye, someone that he mostly agree with and say, i do not agree with you and you are wrong on this issue. i think the nra is wrong when they say the answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. when they say that teachers ought to be carrying guns in elementary schools. when they say that virtually no gun legislation is acceptable to them prepared -- to them. that is, to me, and extreme position. i would hope there are republicans and democrats who can look them in the eye and say, i'm sorry, mostly agree with you, but you are wrong puritan -- but you are wrong. i still have a few months left. i would like to continue in public life. i have a thin majority whip, majority lead
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
as in colorado. sports organizations hunters. gun owners. the nra. i spoke to many of you in this room as well. no group was more inconsequential and instrumental in shaping of the document reported better than all of you in this room. after literally hundreds of hours of work and research done by the justice department and the health center -- after of -- after reviewing every single idea that had been collecting dust in the shelf of some agency in government, a set of principles emerged the was not universal agreement on it but eight overwhelming consensus. . if you'll permit me the next 10 or 12 minutes, i will lay out for you what they are. the first foundational principles is there is a second amendment. it comes with the right of law- abiding citizens to own guns. the second foundational principles, certain people in society should not and can be disqualified from being able to own a gun because they are unstable or they are dangerous. they are not the citizens but the vast majority of gun owners comprise. 3, we should make common sense judgments about keeping dangerous weapons off of ou
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
to the treasury department. donovan. >> i want to follow up on the nra. is there a belief the nra will still be a hurdle to new gun legislation? and if so, how does the president plan to go about getting around that in congress? >> i don't want to and the president doesnt want to prejudge the actions of organizations or groups who are stakeholders in this discussion. he hopes that in the aftermath of newtown that we are in a place that appropriate action, both legislatively and through other means, can be taken and will be supported broadly. you certainly have seen, when it comes to a number of the measures that the proposed legislation represent, that there is broad support publicly for those kinds of actions, and broad support among gun owners, broad support among members of the very organization that you mention. so well have to see what happens as the process moves forward. the president will certainly push for passage of the legislation that he supports. but obviously congress has to act when it comes to legislation, and we all as a nation need to make sure our voices are heard when it
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am EST
, and if they put somebody there at the gates like they did in the airports and things like that. host: the nra bought it up. guest: they were highly criticized for that press conference a few weeks ago. again, a difference in opinion on how we should go about making schools safer. from the democratic perspective, the fewer guns, the less likely that there will be violent and dangers in our schools. from the gun control opponents, people who do not want to see restrictions, they should be about keeping the schools safer from a person who is mentally unbalanced, marching in with their weapons. and there is controversy about that. you heard obama speak about this a couple weeks ago when he laid out his initiative, and he talked about providing resources officers to school and access occurred 84 schools that wanted it. he did not want to force it. you do not want to turn a school fortress.rc the nra folks are saying you want to make it much harder for folks to come in. you do not know if there is thought to be somebody there who will fire back at you. people coming at different directions, and you
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 12:30pm EST
this happen to our children? you know when we have been meeting with the n.r.a. over the last few weeks. trying to find how we could work together, it's been frustrating but i still have great hope. but to be honest with you, i'm not going to trust them to be there for the tough votes. that's why all of us and the president, by the way, and the vice president biden, and those of us who are going to be fighting for this, are going to spread the word to the corners of this country. n.r.a. members have been speaking out to get something done. these are good law-abiding citizens. they want to hunt. they want to go duck hunting. the guns they use in duck hunting you're allowed three bullets. deer hunting, depending on what state you're in, only allows five bullets. most hunters tell you if you don't get it on the first try you probably won't get it on the second one. yet, we have these machine, we have large magazines that can take down 20 children in seconds. the only reason that will slaughter stopped because our first responders were there and the killer ended up taking his life. some peo
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
are covering today are the comments of the president of the nra, one day after the testimony before the senate judiciary committee. he spoke this morning at a christian science monitor breakfast. here is part of that exchange. we apologize, we thought we had that clip for you, but it is an event that would cover. all of these events are available on our website at c- span.org. the president of the nra speaking on the issue of guns and gun violence, and the debate continues here in this country. we will get more details on the president's plan during his state of the union address. right now we will take you back to the hearing as it began this morning at 9:30. when the gavel comes down for the afternoon session, which will be in about 35 minutes, we will take you live to that, here on c-span. thank you for being with us. >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am EST
that tomorrow i invited the gun owners and the nra to come and make their case as well. -- make their case as well before us. on behalf of the president, we are reaching out to all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall. but the president is going to act. executive action -- if executive action to be taken, we have not decide what that is yet. as well as legislative action, we believe it is required. i appreciate very much and you being here. with that, what i would like to do is think the press for coming in and maybe we can get to work. >> [indiscernible] >> they will be able to tell you that. thank you. >> the meetings yesterday at the white house just a short while ago with vice president biden, attorney general eric holder, and others. if we are live at the state capitol in hartford, conn., which in to hear from governor ann malloy -- dan malloy. he is expected to talk about gun violence and also hurricane sandy relief efforts. it is about to get under way here on c-span. >> if you do not possess a ticket for the joint session, please leave the chamber now. thank you very mu
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am EST
will meet with a gun owner groups, including the nra. and at 6:00 p.m. copps -- 6:00 p.m., he will sit down with members of the entertainment industry. arne duncan and kathleen sebelius, the white house has announced, will stay on for a second term. yesterday, held los police announced her resignation -- hilda solis announced her resignation and you have a pentagon briefing live at 3:00 p.m. eastern. >> if you ask how many people would describe themselves as libertarian, depending on which poll you look at, you might be getting between 10% to 15%. if you give people a battery of questions about different ideological things and then track them to different ideologies, and depending on which poll you are looking at are you get up to maybe 30% of americans calling themselves libertarian. if you ask the following question of whether they are economically conservative, but socially liberal, you get over half of americans saying that is what they are. just because people say these things does not necessarily mean they believe them. if you ask most americans whether they want smaller government, t
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
. later, i need with industry-- meet with industry representatives, as well as the nra, and the executive director of defense, the small arms advisory council, etc.. the point i am trying to make to you is, we realize this requires all the stakeholders to give us the best ideas as to how we deal with what i said at the outset is a complicated problem. there is no single answer. to go back, i know a lot of you have been dealing with this issue since my times as chairman of the judicial committee of the way back and in the 1970's. if you look at the tragic events that have attracted some much attention, it is hard to pinpoint what you could have done to be sure it did not happen. but there are also things we know. we know there are certain actions we take back that have diminished the extent of gun violence that otherwise would be occurring in the united states. and so, the kinds of things -- there is an emerging set of recommendations. not coming from me, but coming from groups we have met with. and i am going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun and ownership and the type of
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
and a look forward to working with him. i am a lifetime member of the nra. i hunt and i enjoy the sport. at the end of the day, this is not about hunting. americans have the right for private gun ownership. i believe in that and i will defend that. i'm a grandparent as well. we have to evaluate to put herself in the position of those who have suffered the greatest loss in connecticut and work through it that way. i have deep concern about the government tracking private ownership of guns. the idea of a person who is mentally ill -- restricting the ability of a person who is mentally ill of getting a gun, i am wide open to that. i want to know how that's going to work. i am in a deliberately staged of looking to see what works. i'm not interested in legislation that gives the appearance that we are doing something. host: are you open to a ban on assault weapons? guest: i cannot see how that will help us. i was in the marine corps for six years. look at the bushmaster, those type of guns. the mechanism is similar to what you might find in other guns. if you're given a beautiful gun and wo
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
will meet with leaders of the national rifle association. james baker will represent the nra in the meeting with the vice president. secretary of state hillary clinton was at the white house today, and earlier senator bob corker, the ranking republican told nbc's andrea mitchell that he had had good conversations with her chief of staff, and his sense was the hearing would take place the morning of the 22nd, talking about the benghazi hearings. also, hamid karzai, the afghan president, is said to meet with president obama friday, the first meeting since president obama won reelection in november. a previous next from this "washington journal" of that visit, and of the u.s. military presence in afghanistan. host: we want to welcome to our table retired lieutenant colonel john nagl talking about u.s.- afghanistan relations and the president of afghanistan coming to washington, meeting with the president on friday. why is he coming to washington and what is on the agenda? guest: we are in a very important. in the u.s.-afghanistan in relationship. we are thinking about the long- term relationsh
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST
, the public sees what's going on, and the recommendations. host: do you support the nra? are you a member? guest: yes. host: now to the phone. good morning. caller: my question has to do with budgets. the house has sent a budget to the senate. the senate has failed to act on that. they have had no budget of their own. the president presented his budget to the house which was defeated 14-0 with no democratic support. what will it take to get the senate to pass a budget? everybody's talking about deficit control. that all begins with having a budget. guest: we not only need a budget, we need a balanced budget amendment to the constitution, which i have always supported. we have to not only get our budget through the senate, which i am pushing to do. the republicans are not the majority, so we have to get to push a balanced budget through the senate as well as the house. but we have to have a balanced budget amendment. host: john hoeven spent 10 years as governor of north dakota. what's the better job? guest: i would say being governor most. of the senators here, who were former governors, w
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
met with the nra and companies that sell guns and wednesday, victims of gun violence. the vice president said he would give recommendations to the president by next week. yesterday, new york city's human-resources commissioner spoke of his efforts to improve the welfare program. he was awarded among previous recipients including jeb bush. from the manhattan institute, this is 40 minutes. [applause] [applause] >> thank you, peter. i want to especially thank you for your joke. u.s. provided the humor for speech today. -- you have provided the humor for the speech today. thank you to the manhattan institute. not only for this honor, but all you have done for this city. the list of important thinkers and writers to of influenced public policy in new yoryork is long. -- who have influenced public policy in new york is long. i have known the manhattan institute and city journal and long time and greatly benefited from your insights and contribution. i also want to say how grateful i am to mayor bloomberg. at no time in the past six years have i doubted that mayor bloomberg supported
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